Where people in Minneapolis are moving to most

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July 18, 2022
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Where people in Minneapolis are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area are moving to the most using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Metros are ranked by the estimated number of people who moved to the metro from Minneapolis between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 378
- Migration from Nashville to Minneapolis: 672 (#17 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 294 to Minneapolis
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#49. Lincoln, NE Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln in 2015-2019: 408
- Migration from Lincoln to Minneapolis: 90 (#21 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 318 to Lincoln
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#48. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Kansas City in 2015-2019: 414
- Migration from Kansas City to Minneapolis: 1,120 (#12 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Net migration: 706 to Minneapolis
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#47. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 436
- Migration from Cape Coral to Minneapolis: 97 (#48 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Net migration: 339 to Cape Coral
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#46. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2015-2019: 494
- Migration from Columbus to Minneapolis: 326 (#39 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 168 to Columbus

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#45. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 511
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Minneapolis: 295 (#60 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 216 to Virginia Beach
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#44. Boulder, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Boulder in 2015-2019: 519
- Migration from Boulder to Minneapolis: 215 (#13 most common destination from Boulder)
- Net migration: 304 to Boulder
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#43. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Tucson in 2015-2019: 524
- Migration from Tucson to Minneapolis: 192 (#42 most common destination from Tucson)
- Net migration: 332 to Tucson
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#42. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 548
- Migration from Portland to Minneapolis: 526 (#31 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 22 to Portland
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#41. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 568
- Migration from Indianapolis to Minneapolis: 518 (#33 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 50 to Indianapolis

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#40. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Riverside in 2015-2019: 572
- Migration from Riverside to Minneapolis: 198 (#91 most common destination from Riverside)
- Net migration: 374 to Riverside
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#39. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 591
- Migration from Colorado Springs to Minneapolis: 537 (#20 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Net migration: 54 to Colorado Springs
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#38. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 599
- Migration from Philadelphia to Minneapolis: 525 (#61 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 74 to Philadelphia
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#37. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 601
- Migration from Pittsburgh to Minneapolis: 337 (#43 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Net migration: 264 to Pittsburgh
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#36. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to St. Louis in 2015-2019: 610
- Migration from St. Louis to Minneapolis: 643 (#24 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Net migration: 33 to Minneapolis

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#35. Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area

- Migration to Sioux Falls in 2015-2019: 614
- Migration from Sioux Falls to Minneapolis: 550 (#3 most common destination from Sioux Falls)
- Net migration: 64 to Sioux Falls
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#34. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 653
- Migration from Charlotte to Minneapolis: 248 (#68 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 405 to Charlotte
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#33. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area

- Migration to Omaha in 2015-2019: 699
- Migration from Omaha to Minneapolis: 613 (#6 most common destination from Omaha)
- Net migration: 86 to Omaha
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#32. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to North Port in 2015-2019: 699
- Migration from North Port to Minneapolis: 156 (#39 most common destination from North Port)
- Net migration: 543 to North Port
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#31. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2015-2019: 705
- Migration from San Diego to Minneapolis: 618 (#46 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 87 to San Diego

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#30. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 711
- Migration from Houston to Minneapolis: 539 (#60 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 172 to Houston
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#29. La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metro Area

- Migration to La Crosse in 2015-2019: 711
- Migration from La Crosse to Minneapolis: 679 (#1 most common destination from La Crosse)
- Net migration: 32 to La Crosse
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#28. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Jose in 2015-2019: 716
- Migration from San Jose to Minneapolis: 353 (#40 most common destination from San Jose)
- Net migration: 363 to San Jose
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#27. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2015-2019: 749
- Migration from Austin to Minneapolis: 315 (#48 most common destination from Austin)
- Net migration: 434 to Austin
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#26. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 759
- Migration from Orlando to Minneapolis: 342 (#54 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 417 to Orlando

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#25. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 770
- Migration from Miami to Minneapolis: 390 (#69 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 380 to Miami
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#24. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco in 2015-2019: 799
- Migration from San Francisco to Minneapolis: 739 (#41 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 60 to San Francisco
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#23. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 849
- Migration from Boston to Minneapolis: 990 (#32 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 141 to Minneapolis
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#22. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York in 2015-2019: 881
- Migration from New York to Minneapolis: 1,761 (#63 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 880 to Minneapolis
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#21. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Des Moines in 2015-2019: 927
- Migration from Des Moines to Minneapolis: 477 (#11 most common destination from Des Moines)
- Net migration: 450 to Des Moines

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#20. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 947
- Migration from Tampa to Minneapolis: 551 (#43 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 396 to Tampa
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#19. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 1,109
- Migration from Washington to Minneapolis: 1,305 (#42 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 196 to Minneapolis
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#18. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 1,118
- Migration from Las Vegas to Minneapolis: 459 (#34 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 659 to Las Vegas
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#17. Ames, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Ames in 2015-2019: 1,121
- Migration from Ames to Minneapolis: 550 (#2 most common destination from Ames)
- Net migration: 571 to Ames
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#16. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee in 2015-2019: 1,167
- Migration from Milwaukee to Minneapolis: 2,504 (#4 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 1,337 to Minneapolis

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#15. Eau Claire, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Eau Claire in 2015-2019: 1,336
- Migration from Eau Claire to Minneapolis: 1,103 (#1 most common destination from Eau Claire)
- Net migration: 233 to Eau Claire
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#14. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 1,428
- Migration from Atlanta to Minneapolis: 1,200 (#38 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 228 to Atlanta
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#13. Grand Forks, ND-MN Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Forks in 2015-2019: 1,447
- Migration from Grand Forks to Minneapolis: 1,252 (#2 most common destination from Grand Forks)
- Net migration: 195 to Grand Forks
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#12. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 1,667
- Migration from Dallas to Minneapolis: 1,104 (#40 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 563 to Dallas
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#11. Rochester, MN Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester in 2015-2019: 1,667
- Migration from Rochester to Minneapolis: 2,944 (#1 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 1,277 to Minneapolis

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#10. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 1,734
- Migration from Seattle to Minneapolis: 2,077 (#12 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 343 to Minneapolis
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#9. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 1,820
- Migration from Los Angeles to Minneapolis: 1,698 (#30 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 122 to Los Angeles
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#8. Madison, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Madison in 2015-2019: 1,962
- Migration from Madison to Minneapolis: 1,211 (#3 most common destination from Madison)
- Net migration: 751 to Madison
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#7. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 2,189
- Migration from Denver to Minneapolis: 1,089 (#22 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 1,100 to Denver
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#6. Fargo, ND-MN Metro Area

- Migration to Fargo in 2015-2019: 2,344
- Migration from Fargo to Minneapolis: 1,992 (#1 most common destination from Fargo)
- Net migration: 352 to Fargo

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#5. Mankato, MN Metro Area

- Migration to Mankato in 2015-2019: 2,975
- Migration from Mankato to Minneapolis: 3,067 (#1 most common destination from Mankato)
- Net migration: 92 to Minneapolis
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#4. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 3,053
- Migration from Chicago to Minneapolis: 5,207 (#10 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 2,154 to Minneapolis
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#3. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 3,500
- Migration from Phoenix to Minneapolis: 1,463 (#22 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 2,037 to Phoenix
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#2. Duluth, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Duluth in 2015-2019: 5,417
- Migration from Duluth to Minneapolis: 4,130 (#1 most common destination from Duluth)
- Net migration: 1,287 to Duluth
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#1. St. Cloud, MN Metro Area

- Migration to St. Cloud in 2015-2019: 6,460
- Migration from St. Cloud to Minneapolis: 4,327 (#1 most common destination from St. Cloud)
- Net migration: 2,133 to St. Cloud

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